An old friend of Bavaria, Munich Dunkels are smooth, rich and complex, without being too heady or heavy. They boast brilliant ruby hues from the large amounts of Munich malts used and these malts also tend to create a fuller-bodied beer. The decoction brewing process also lends depth and richness. Bitterness is often moderate with just enough to balance out any sweetness. Hop varieties used tend to be of the German noble varieties, like Tetnang and Hallertau.